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My Husband IS AdDicTeD to DOG TREATS !!!

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Sunday, September 22, 2013




My husband said, "HONEY WE ARE ALMOST OUT OF DOG TREATS.'

We don't even have a DOG or feed one.








MY HUSBAND was asking me to make some home made crackers which he affectionately calls "dog treats." No I am not offended, they kind of look like them. THEY TASTE INCREDIBLE. They are SATISFYING, FILLING, and promote regularity. They are made with fresh, raw ingredients, full OF tons of NUTRITION.








When I got back into making dog treats or CRACKERS, he was gone on his fishing trip. I was into my last days of enjoying my ME-TIME at home. It was a time I spent EXPLORING MY FOOD CHOICES, being mindful, LISTENING to my WISE INNER VOICE, exploring NEW IDEAS. It was a time of PERSONAL GROWTH.







I was on a self-made-spa vacation when the LIGHT CAME ON, it wasn't from breathing in too much incense or candles that I had burning. I DECIDED it was TIME to REALLY make some SUPER healthful food. It's really hard to find healthy crackers at the store. They are usually full of things that cause my body to react in a negative manner. Yea, it's super sensitive. I found the hard way they don't have to disclose honestly all the ingredients in foods sold in stores.







I made flax crackers before at home, but they tend to be pretty tasteless, bland, boring. I wanted a full-body, flavor filled, nutritious cracker. I have a way around the kitchen that I can't explain, it's kind of like a natural GIFT at making food. A few years ago I intuitively found I can make yummy stuff without following recipes. I found I could adapt recipes from unhealthful to healthy once I relaxed and explored my inner-self. When I married several years back I fell back into the habit of using cookbooks, hiding the skill I had. When DH left on his trip I felt FREE TO EXPLORE my hidden talents, releasing them again. It feels GOOD to have come out. I was too shy about it. (He is super happy I did as he loves my cooking.)








So I threw into a large bowl half a bag of Moor's Mill Flax seed. It's like the glue that holds together the rest of the ingredients. Then water, enough to make it gel up. Later I poured the mix into a Vitamix to finely grind up the seed. I returned this to the bowl. Then I put more water in the blender and added fresh heirloom tomatoes, gypsy bell peppers, a jalapeno pepper, a bunch of garlic, not a clove, sun dried tomatoes, fresh basil, two onions chopped, carrot pulp, carrot juice, a few dates to balance the flavors, and mesquite powder seasoning. I let it blend until it was a slurry. It was added to the flax seed. The mix was a bit thin so I added in some almond flour to thicken. It smelled so good. Heavenly !!! I was drooling.






















Yesterday I posted on the vegetables I eat and drink, so if you want more information see yesterday's post. It tells of the healing powers and nutrition.







I spread the cracker mix on several dehydrator sheets, sprinkled on some sunflower seeds and popped those babies in the dehydrator. I turned it on 105 degrees to preserve the nutrition and went to bed. The next morning they were firm enough to flip. Oh, the house smelled heavenly. Yum. I nibbled on the edges which were dry. YUM. By evening DH was home. The crackers were ready for cutting up. I found scissors worked well to make them into squares or rectangles. The rectangles looked like doggy treats, hence the name.







I made the CRACKERS for me. To my surprise one week later. . . DH is begging for more. He wants me to hurry and make them before he runs out. He ate most of them. He says he is ADDICTED. He loves the fact that there is noting bad in them. I never expected to convert him to another one of my creations !








Eating homemade crackers is very filling. I only nibble on one or two and I feel satisfied, unlike store-purchased boxed crackers. Even though these are an explosion of flavor in the mouth, I don't have the desire to chow down on a bunch of them. They are so jam-packed with nutrition that my body needs that it satisfied. The phytonutrients in the juice and vegetables, seeds can't be gotten in a typical vitamin pill. Researchers keep finding so many reason as to why to eat foods that are Nature made that you can't go wrong. I know for me, my body feels satisfied eating less food when its nature made, God made, homemade if that makes any sense.






Eating this way is LOGICAL for me. It feels right for my body. It's more satisfied. MY BODY KNOWS WHEN TO STOP EATING. I feel happier eating naturally. Eating mindfully is so much easier. The cravings I had been fighting are leaving, by me choosing healthier foods. I am gradually loosing weight. It just took me allowing my creative side to find healthier alternative and getting up and making them. I still eat treats, I use better ingredients that are WILDLY HEALTHY.







This week has been SUCCESSFUL. I introduced my husband to homemade crackers and macadamia cheese which he LOVES. The macadamia cheese totally removes my cravings for real cheese. This coming week I will make him some real Pumpkin cookies, Bliss Balls, and Kale salad with a peanut sauce. The ONLY foods I eat now are only real foods, foods that I can pronounce the name of, foods that I MAKE.



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WOOFERCOALBOY 2/12/2014 8:04PM

    Oh, how funny that he calls them Dog Treats! Glad you both like them.

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GRAMPIAN 11/15/2013 11:01AM

  Interesting.

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DRTOVAH 11/5/2013 10:45AM

  great post!

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RENATA144 10/13/2013 7:10PM

  I don't blame him !sometimes it seems that dog foods are or at least look better than some people foods.
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If your crackers really taste good you may want to market them. Best wishes

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LOWCARBRENEE 10/12/2013 1:50AM

    LOL!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 10/2/2013 3:46PM

    great blog!

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WHITEANGEL4 10/1/2013 11:38PM

    Great

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KABOOPER 9/25/2013 12:27PM

    Agreed could you post just the cracker receipe with measurements. And do you think we could bake these on low with out the dehydrator paper?

I would love to make a cracker like this, but no dehydrator? or maybe one night when your muse inspires you, you could make up a new nifty recipe for the rest of us non dehydrators??? hmmmmm?
THANKS!

They sound so awesome!

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SJKENT1 9/25/2013 10:55AM

    how funny!! and how wonderful!!

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2ABBYNORMAL 9/23/2013 11:59PM

    I love almonds. I eat them a lot and can't stop at just 10.
I just ate 2 handfuls of red grapes and a lot of chocolate chip mint ice cream (my favorite ice cream).
That's all I ate today. But I really over exceeded on the ice cream area. Oh, well!!
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BROWNIEISLANDER 9/23/2013 11:30PM

    Wonderful post...Healthy is the way! emoticon

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CICELY360 9/23/2013 10:52PM

  Good blog

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JAMER123 9/23/2013 10:50PM

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LIVELYGIRL2 9/23/2013 10:34PM

  That story was entertaining. They sound a bit complicated. I wouldn't have a clue on measurements on these things.

Your spouse it amazing. Mine wouldn't even taste such a thing, You'd LOL , if I told you the things I've made or tried, that aren't near so radical as these or raw foods. However, he started working three nights. So now I can eat healthy these nights, and breakfast and lunch ( frequently ). He insists on certain menu choices.He doesn't eat much veggies but I do.

Now he takes supplements , exercise, , and will eat whole grain spaghetti. That's an improvement.

If you end up sharing any of your creations, I might try some.

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TOKIEMOON 9/23/2013 9:43PM

    I would give anything to have you cook and bake for me! I totally agree about the junk in store bought stuff, let alone the lack of vital nutrients and real flavor. I also wish I could train my body to know when enough food is enough!

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LISA_FRAME 9/23/2013 8:52PM

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JSEATTLE 9/23/2013 6:34PM

  I make my own crackers too, they are the yummiest and I love the crunch and they are so easy to make!

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OAKASHANDTHORN 9/23/2013 6:24PM

    Do you have a recipe for Bliss Balls?????? Sounds wonderful!

I wish I had your intuitive knack for being in the kitchen. My sister is like that: just puts nice tasting things together without conscious thought. It is a rare talent; maybe there is a gene marker, which I failed to inherit.

I would love to spend an afternoon as a "fly on the wall" while you create!

Your DH is so fortunate!

Martha

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SHAMROCKY2K 9/23/2013 4:29PM

    Makes me realize I probably rely on cookbooks too much. Great blog!!

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ROCKYCPA 9/23/2013 3:55PM

    Well done!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 9/23/2013 3:46PM

    awesome!

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PATRICIAANN46 9/23/2013 2:49PM

  Sounds WONDERFUL!!!!! emoticon

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BARBANNA 9/23/2013 1:57PM

    You are a wiz! Looks like your dog treats got a lot of attention! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IDLETYME 9/23/2013 1:07PM

    Terrific Blog! emoticon

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KAT130 9/23/2013 12:25PM

    I wish I had time to do more cooking, but unfortunately this is one area in my life that I just do not have time for. I wish there were bakeries that offered these types of healthy, all natural baked goods.

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NONNAOF2 9/23/2013 12:20PM

  The crackers sound great and very inventive! It's also good that you had some 'ME' time for a while to relax!! Thank you for sharing!

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LCRUMLEY81 9/23/2013 11:58AM

  Sounds like you had fun

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SUSIEMT 9/23/2013 11:45AM

    Wow! They sound delicious! I don't think I am ready to tackle this recipe though! Keep up the good work!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 9/23/2013 11:32AM

    thanks for the dog biscuit recipe shame i havenīt got a dhydrater,maybe i could try it in the back oven.is it possible to have the macadanien cheese recipe i am always looking for brown bag ideas for the kids for school. emoticon

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JOANNHUNT 9/23/2013 10:16AM

    AWESOME BLOG. THANK YOU FOR SHARING. THOSE CRACKERS SOUND AWESOME AND SO DO THE PUMPKIN COOKIES. I'LL HAVE TO MAKE SOME OF THOSE COOKIES AS MY GRANDDAUGHTER LOVES PUMPKIN. I FOUND A RECIPE FOR THEM.

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BRENDA_G50 9/23/2013 9:37AM

    Sounds yummy! emoticon Too bad I hate to cook. emoticon

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DJSHIP46 9/23/2013 9:20AM

    Be thankful for your talent... and write down your recipes for those of us who have none, with measurements please.

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MIMIDOT 9/23/2013 9:11AM

    Your're lucky to have that talent with food. It sounds delicious. Keep sparking!

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FUNLOVEN 9/23/2013 9:03AM

    I think that being a naturalist in the kitchen is a real gift! I love watching the show Chopped on the Food Channel. There are just some people who can take a few items and make up this delicious food. That is not me. Unfortunately I am strictly a recipe gal.

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K1TT3N 9/23/2013 8:03AM

    awesome

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IDICEM 9/23/2013 7:51AM

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